Welcome to the Muirland Literacy Council

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Muirland Literacy Council provides opportunities for people to:

  • keep current on current reading initiatives and best practices
  • collaborate and network with other reading professionals
  • address literacy issues and trends in our local communities
  • share a passion for reading  

Muirland is affiliated with the Wisconsin State Reading Association (WSRA). This council is composed of teachers, librarians, reading teachers, specialists, administrators, and others interested in lifelong literacy needs and issues at the local, state, and national levels. Muirland Literacy Council has three meetings per council year with outstanding presenters. Come and join the fun!  

Email the council at [email protected] 
Click 
HERE for MLC's summer newsletter

 Join Muirland Literacy Council
You can also join/renew/pay for MLC membership at the same time that you register for MLC events. 
See event registration information below. 

Muirland Literacy Council Leadership Team
Treasurer Linda Bruun
Awards and Honors Lori Cherf
President Amanda DeVries
Director of Communications Clair Fedderly
Community Outreach Anne Malig
Membership Janea Sailing
Legislative Bobbie Sessler
Newsletter Amy Treptow


Muirland Literacy Council's Back to School Meeting September 26

Registration link www.wsra.org/mlc-back-to-school  September 26, 2019

  • RSVP for meal by:  September 20, 2019
  • Register for the meeting by: September 25, 2019

Title:  The Next Step in Guided Word Study

Description:  The Next Step in Guided Word Study Including a short word study lesson during guided reading provides the opportunity to differentiate phonics and phonemic awareness instruction and connect word study to reading and writing. In this interactive session learn how to select engaging, hands-on activities that are based on students' needs and linked to the guided reading text. The presentation includes video clips of guided word study activities with emergent, early, and transitional readers.

Presenter:  Jan Richardson, Ph.D. is a leading expert in guided reading, is a former K-12 teacher, reading specialist, Reading Recovery teacher leader, and staff developer. She currently is an educational consultant, providing presentations and classroom demonstrations across the U.S. and Canada. Dr. Richardson is the author of the best-selling Next Step collection.

Location: Monks in Lake Delton located at 33 Hillman Rd, Lake Delton, WI 53940

Times:

  • 5:30- Dinner and Networking
  • 5:50- Council Meeting
  • 6:10- Speaker Begins

Meal: $15 Mexican Fiesta!Create your own taco salad, nachos or taco platter.  Build from a choice of hard or soft shell tortillas, beef taco meat, grilled chicken strips, diced tomato, shredded lettuce, diced red onion, black olives, jalapenos, nacho cheese sauce, sour cream, Mexican rice, and refried beans.  A choice of non-alcoholic beverages will also be provided.

Membership 

  • Renew Membership for 2019-20 at Earlybird Rate - $12.00.  
  • Already a member - $0.00
  • Member of another council - $0.00
  • Student Teacher or Pre-service Teacher - $0.00
  • Meeting Only - $10.00

MLC Fall Meeting November 4

Registration linkwww.wsra.org/fall-mlc19 
  • RSVP for meal by October 27, 2019
  • Register for the meeting by November 3, 2019

Title:  Capture the Reader Mentor the Writer - presented by Mary Lou Harris-Manske

Description:  Reading and writing are much more than just subjects in school. Reading and writing are a way of being in the world. We want to support our students on their journey of developing “readerly ” and “ writerly ” lives. To spark that interest we must have books that capture their hearts and minds. Books that students want to read written by authors they love. Lisa Cleveland suggests looking at mentor texts through the lens of a mentor author, the person behind the writing. It is that particular author that kept us reading and that particular author whose craft we want to imitate in our own writing. This presentation will feature books that capture the reader and mentor the writer.

Location:  Moose Jaw Pizza at 110 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy S, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Times:

  • 5:30- Dinner and Networking
  • 5:50- Council Meeting
  • 6:10- Speaker Begins

Meal: $16.00 Unlimited Pizza, Salad and Breadstick Buffet.  (We will be meeting in the basement meeting room and the venue will also have a bartender on duty to serve our group)

MLC membership and registration fees:

  • New Member 2019-20 - $15.00  
  • Already a member - $0.00
  • Member of another council - $0.00
  • Student Teacher or Pre-service Teacher - $0.00
  • Meeting Only - $10.00

MLC Community Service Project
Sewing Pillowcases Day
November 16, 2019

Registration link www.wsra.org/pillowcases

Location:  Ruth Culver Library at 540 Water St, Prairie Du Sac, WI 53578

Times: 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Meal: Snacks and beverages provided


MLC Winter Meeting February 25, 2020
Show and Tell 2020

Registration link:  www.wsra.org/show-and-tell2020
  • RSVP for meal by February 17, 2020
  • Register for the meeting by February 24, 2020

Title:  Show and Tell 2020

Description:  Learn from the Muirland Members as they share innovative ideas and strategies that they have been using in their classroom.  If you have a strategy or idea to share, contact Linda Bruun so that you can be on the list of presenters.

Location:  Reedsburg Country Club at 3003 E Main St, Reedsburg, WI 53959 

Times:

  • 5:30- Dinner and Networking
  • 5:50- Council Meeting
  • 6:10- Speaker Begins

Meal: $15.00 Soup and Sandwich buffet

MLC membership and registration fees:

  • MLC Member 2019-20 - $15.00  
  • Already a member - $0.00
  • Member of another council - $0.00
  • Student Teacher or Pre-service Teacher - $0.00
  • Meeting Only - $10.00

MLC Spring Meeting
April 21, 2020

Registration link:  www.wsra.org/april-mlc2020
  • RSVP for meal by April 13, 2020
  • Register for the meeting by April 20, 2020

Title:  Rediscovering the Joy of Teaching
presented by Dr. Mike Ford

Location:  Moose Jaw Pizza at 110 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy S, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Times:

  • 5:30- Dinner and Networking
  • 5:50- Council Meeting
  • 6:10- Speaker Begins

Meal: $16.00 Unlimited Pizza, Salad and Breadstick Buffet.  (We will be meeting in the basement meeting room and the venue will also have a bartender on duty to serve our group)

MLC membership and registration fees:

  • MLC new membership for 2020-2021 and this meeting is $15.00 
  • Current Member - Early bird Renewal for 2020-2021 and this meeting - $12.00
  • Already a member - $0.00
  • Member of another council - $0.00
  • Student Teacher or Pre-service Teacher - $0.00
  • Meeting Only - $10.00